I found that my Sims 3 FAQ page was getting a little long and the word count a bit heavy, so I have decided to split it up into separate pages on particular subjects. This page is about some of the oddities and weird stuff that happens in The Sims 3. I have tried to put the questions in a form of chronological order. PLEASE NOTE I CANNOT HELP YOU WITH THE SIMS 3 ON IPHONE, ANDROID OR ANY CONSOLES, THIS IS PC ONLY.
Why did my young adult sim drop dead on sims 3?
That, I wish that I could answer. I haven’t had a sim die from anything other than old age so far. However, in my studies of things like Awesomemod, they make reference to stuff such as NoBusKill, which is a reference to soap characters simply disappearing never to be seen again or reference made to their death after they had left the show on a bus. I think with Awesomemod it’s about the story mode and other sims (in other households) dying for no apparant reason, but I could be wrong.
When do you get the opportunity to bring a sim back from the dead in the science career?
I don’t think that this is related to the science career. I’ve had the opportunity come up many times, but I’ve only put two sims (I think) through the science career, and I have pretty distinct memories that it came up as an opportunity for sims who weren’t, and had never been in the science career. I have found that most often it comes up within a couple of days of someone dying when you still have the urn/tombstone in your posession. Also, once you have the opportunity it doesn’t go away until that sim dies too.
Why do some families have ghost children?
I pondered this one for a while until I did finally have some ghost children. It’s not a case of them dying, it’s that one, or perhaps both of their parents are ghosts. Part of one of my stories was that a woman’s husband died, she had him brought back from the dead using the aforementioned ressurection opportunity. They didn’t get on too well once he was back. I had him go around the town servicing ladies until he found one that he genuinely liked. He had a few kids with her and eventually moved her into his house. This woman was a normal flesh and blood sim while he was a ghost. Their first kid was a ghost, but they also had normal sims. A couple of generations later there are still ghosts in the family. It is perfectly plausible for a ghost woman to give birth to a normal sim, as shown below.
It is also plausible for a normal sim to give birth to a ghost, as shown below.
HELP! My sims cannot interact with one another, what should I do?
If the problem is like the following short description, then I may be able to help: you command the active sim to do some form of social interaction with another sim, it could be as simple as greeting them. The active sim walks up to the other sim, the action disappears from the queue and then the active sim bounces to another part of the lot.
This happens when there’s a conflict with custom mods. It could be that you’ve just added a new mod to your game which you want to work along side another one. It could also be that your game version is different to the one which the mod was designed for. The best suggestion is to remove all (or if you have multiples the most recent) mods from your game folders and try the game without. If you have multiple mods, you could attempt to add one at a time until you get the conflict again so that you can pinpoint the one which is causing a problem.
There are also cases where Sims get stuck and they are unable to do anything. In that case you need to open the console and type in, without the quotes, “resetSim Sim Name”, where Sim Name is the exact name of the sim who is stuck.
Why does my sim keep getting the disgusted moodlet?
This actually baffled me for quite a while. Normally it’s because there’s something about the room they’re in that’s just nasty. It could be water on the floor, food left out, dirty dishes, rubbish around, a full bin. However, if it’s none of those, then check your Sim’s inventory, it could be that they have some food in there which has spoiled. Or, if they’re in the Police and they’ve been dumpster diving, then they’ve got some of that crap in there too.
And now for something completely different…
I was playing and minding my own business one day while in Central Park, and then the following happened…